Shooting leaves 1 dead near Texas Southern University

One person was fatally shot Friday at an apartment complex near the Texas Southern University, Houston police said on Twitter.

New York French-American Charter School adopted by Tunisia

The New York French American Charter School was adopted by the country of Tunisia and the Organization Internationale de La Francophonie Sunday, Sept. 27.

The Jazz Crusaders: Only Stix Hooper remains

Sunday, Oct. 4, Wilton Felder, a bassist and tenor saxophonist, perhaps best remembered as a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders, died at his home in Whittier, Calif.

Eric Adams convenes Brooklyn task force on early childhood development

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams convened the first meeting of the Brooklyn Task Force on Early Childhood Development, aimed at promoting the healthy growth of Brooklynites, from pre-natal to age 3, along with their families, Sept. 26.

CUNY faculty fights for new contract

With so many unions awarded contracts since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office, many New Yorkers have forgotten about CUNY’s faculty and staff.

The sultry and magnificent Pearl Bailey

After Pope Francis did New York City, his next stop was Philadelphia, where he was serenaded by the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin.

HistoryMakers back in town and ‘back to school’

HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African-American video and oral history archive, is once again in New York City.

Tuskegee Airman Calvin Spann, a ‘Red Tail’ in the sunset

A couple of weeks ago, while doing research on Frank Petersen, the first African-American Marine pilot, Jesse Brown was mentioned because it was his heroic combat in the air that inspired Petersen.

John Henrik Clark 100th birthday celebrated at Medgar Evers College

In honor and memory of John Henrik Clark’s 100th birthday, Medgar Evers College, CUNY, wants to raise awareness about Clark’s numerous contributions, as well as introduce him in his own words.

National HBCU Week kicks off

President Barack Obama kicks of National Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Week going on from September 20 through 26.

CUNY students pledge service to New York City on 9/11

Sept. 11, nearly 900 students from eight CUNY colleges pledged to serve New York City by joining 135 community organizations through the CUNY Service Corps.

Writers Thomas Sayers Ellis, Chinelo Okparanta join CCNY faculty

Acclaimed poet Thomas Sayers Ellis and short story writer Chinelo Okparantan have joined the City College of New York’s MFA program in creative writing as visiting faculty for the fall 2015 semester.

Teachers fight back against tenure lawsuit

Teachers in New York have had enough of the attacks on their livelihood.

Freedom fighter Safiya Bukhari and a voice for political prisoners

Two things recently brought back memories of Safiya Bukhari: the release of Stanley Nelson’s film on the Black Panther Party and the various commemorations surrounding the uprising in Attica prison in 1971.

Applying for financial aid just got a little easier

Applying for financial aid can be a pain. But the federal government will start allowing students to file their applications three months earlier, aiming to make the messy process a little easier to handle.